Forbidden Love - S01 E07

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Read Story: SEASON 1 EPISODE 7

BETRAYAL

{ Third person’s Point of view}

Be careful with those who smiles with you. People whom you thought were your friends may be your secret enemies or fake friends in disguise. Fake friends show their true colours when they don’t need you anymore or want what you have. They don’t keep their promises to you.They talk behind your back and your worst enemies are their best friends.


Afua had been Abena’s friend since their Senior High school and they met again at the University. They even stayed in the same area. Fafa come from Sogakope but he decided to remain close to his love one so he rented an apartment just in the same vicinity.


Unknown to Abena, Afua had become Jealous of her relationship with Fafa. Her Jealousy started quite subtly the first time Abena and Fafa chatted when they were taking a stroll that evening due to boredom but she didn’t really pay much attention to it.
One weeks to the graduation ceremony, Afua’s boyfriend Evans broke her heart. She caught him bonking her friend Ama and that had resulted into their break-up and a serious Feud between her and Ama. It even resulted into a fierce fight with both girls fighting like mad people and hurting each other, pulling each others hair and all those girlish things ladies do when they are angry.


Afua really loved Evans. She felt heartbroken. Taking her pen,she wrote down her feeling in a poem form.
***
I feel so empty; all colors are dull.


I can barely breathe on my own.


The light is gone and darkness is back.
Cover me in endless black,
my heart broken on the floor.
I cry sometimes still watching the door.


I need you here; can’t you see?
It’s obvious, you complete me.
So gentle you were; then came the pain.
You left me with nothing but shame.
I lay in bed and cry all night,
praying for things to be all right.
I wish you happiness, never pain.


For everything, I’m to blame.
Remember me forevermore,
all the memories you ripped and tore.


Please don’t erase me from your brain.


My heart will never be the same.


Don’t remove me from your heart.
I knew I loved you from the start.
Out of all things, I’ll miss your lips,
also the touch of your fingertips.


***


It is said that “Love is a feeling that cannot be quantified, so it cannot be grasped.”
It was this uncertainty that made love risky and adventurous.
Afua was home one day nursing her pain when Abena came to Her, telling her how excited she was , how Fafa took her to a beach and proposed to her to the point of giving her a promissory ring.


Afua feigned she was happy for her but deep within her, she was crying, crying because her own relationship had hit the rock. Seeing Fafa’s promissory ring on her friend’s middle finger made her very jealous and the desire to take her friend’s position entered into her head.
She asked Abena the secret behind their strong love. Fafa said, “People always want perfect love, but no one is perfect. So don’t expect too much, don’t try to change the person you love to be the perfect person you want him to be. Love is looking at the strengths of the one you love and accepting their weaknesses too. Love is caring, sharing with each other the joys and sorrows, even though small in life.


“You sounded like a marriage counsellor, “Afua said. “Hahaha,”Abena laughed.
Abena left Afua’s place , forgetting the diary she carried along. When Afua chanced on the diary , she decided to read its content. The more she read the diary, the more she got jealous. She came across one of the powerful love poems written by Abena with the Title

” FAFA,MY LIFE”

It reads;

Fafa,You are the true definition of my life.
You touch my life with hope and joy.
You do not only define my life but you redefined my true existence.
You are my icon of hope and rainbow of promise.
You are the ever blazing sunshine that light my day.
You are the gravity that holds me down in a safe haven when problems seemed to lift me up.
You are the moon that shimmers throughout my night.
You are stars that twinkle oh so bright.
You are the oxygen that keeps me alive.
You are the heart that beats inside me.
You are the blood that flows relentedly through my veins.
You are the only guy I can see. The rest are meaningless to me.
You have the voice of a cherrub.
You are my everything.
You are my one and only.
You stop me from being so lonely.


We plan our future as if we have a clue of what it holds for us.


I never want to lose you.
I want you to be my husband, and I want to be your wife.
I want to be with you for the rest of my life even into the abyss of death.
***
Afua copied the poem before
sending the diary back to Abena.
That evening, she couldn’t sleep. She was thinking of Fafa. She blamed herself for not making the first move but she knew she couldn’t possibly made the first move because she was then so much in love with Evans.


Now the story has changed. She decided to seduce Fafa. Afterall,he
was even more handsome and , intelligent than Evans, in addition to being a humble guy who was seen as a national Hero, an academic icon.
She began her seduction sequence by cooking and sending the food to him, then she visited him at odd times, she feigned sickness and asked him to come and see her, she wore provocative dresses to draw his attention to her curves. Dresses like bare-back, show- your- stomach, I- am-aware.
Unfortunately, she was not too natu
rally endowed with beauty and body curves she wanted to flaunt. The dresses did nothing to accentuate her physique enough to draw Fafa’s attention. Even if they were, she could have failed because Fafa was not the type of guy to be seduced by merely looking at a girl’s physical appearance.
Realising that tactics was not working, she turned to Christianity because she realised Fafa was a staunch Christian. She became a by-forced born again Christian, attending series of church programmes, all nights, prayers, conventions, healings, even joining the choir to sing just to impress Fafa.
All her efforts came to a stone end. It was a complete Fiasco. Fafa remained disenchanted by her so- called newly found religious charades.
Then She tried to bad-mouthed Abena to Fafa by telling lies that Abena was a flirt. She claimed Fafa had chains of abortions, then she had epilepsy, then she was cursed by her grandmother. Then she didn’t truly love him, then her father hated Ewes.
At least, the last statement was true. Abena’s Father abhorred Ewes but her intention for telling Fafa about it was not to warn him but to dissuade him from dating Abena, her friend.
Trust; The foundation for relationships takes years to build but seconds to destroy. Throughout life, a person gives ones trust to the people she cares about but any Betrayal or act of disloyalty can destroy or break that mutual trust .
It will all come crumbling down.
Afua realised seducing Fafa would be almost impossible.
Seeing that she couldn’t break the robust bond of love between the Fafa and Abena, she decided to break the oath she had sworn to Abena and leaked the secret of Abena’s love affair with Fafa to her Father.


A best friend is the person you rely on the most. She’s someone you would trust with your life, your secrets, and your emotions. You slowly let her into your heart and the trust accumulates over time. A bond is formed over those secrets, a friendship that will last. No longer is anything off limits, and if that person ever needs to talk, someone will be there.One moment can change it all. The person you thought was your confidant turns out to be a backstabber. All of the secrets and shared emotions are turned around and used against you. Your weaknesses are played until you break down and are slowly torn to pieces. Finally, the person is seen for who she truly is.
Afua went to Abena’s house at a time she was sure Abena had gone our to see Fafa. She met Abena’s Siblings and told them to call their Father for her.
Upon seeing him, she said, ” Good Afternoon Sir”
I’m Afua, Abena’s friend.
“Yea, I know you very well,” Abena’s Father said.
“Ok.”
“Abena is not at home at the moment. She said she was going to see a friend. I almost thought she came to you,” her father said.


Abena said, “uhmm.Errrrm, actually, Sir, That’s why I’m here.
Abena’s Father was all attentive.


“Sir, Abena has been lying to you all this time. She has gone to see her…..
“Her WHAT!!?” said Joe.
…her boyfriend, Fafa, an Ewe boy who was famous in the University for his exceptional academic prowess…”
Abena’s Father Joe began to boil inside while Afua smiled.
When you entrust someone with your secrets, you are relying on her to honor them. But when they reveal their true colours, what do you have left? All that’s left are feelings of hurt, questioning where you went wrong.Suddenly, a friendship is over.
***
He that has eyes to see and ears to hear may convince himself that no mortal can keep a secret. If his lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.– Sigmund Freud
***

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